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Artist: Gosotei Hirosada ( active 1826 - 1863 )

Subject: Actor playing a ghost

Signed: Hirosada

Date: 1848

Format: Chuban

Size: 9 13/16'' x 7 3/16''

Comment: The actor in the role of a ( dead ) ghost is subtley indicated by the way he is holding the razor sharp edge of the sword, printed with silver dust. It would be suicide to actually hold a sword that way.

For another impression, see MFA accession # 08.541.25

Condition: Fine color, impression and condition. Slightly toned on margin and trimmed on bottom. Sword and calligraphy printed with silver dust indicative of a first edition. 




Hirosada - Actor in the role of a ghost


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